Bhavya Gandhi

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Bhavya Gandhi
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Bhavya Gandhi in 2012
Bhavya Vinod Gandhi

(1997-06-20) 20 June 1997 (age 24)
Alma materUniversity of Mumbai
Years active2008 – Present
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)

Bhavya Gandhi (born 20 June 1997)[1] is an Indian actor. He is known for his portrayal of Tipendra Jethalal Gada a.k.a. Tapu in the Indian sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, which airs on SAB TV.[2] He left the show in February 2017.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Bhavya is from a Gujarati- oswal family. He lives with his parents and elder brother in Mumbai.[2] He has completed his Bachelor of Commerce graduation. He is the maternal cousin of Samay Shah, who played his on-screen friend Gurucharan Singh Sodhi on Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. [4] Bhavya Gandhi mother's name is Yashoda Gandhi and she is a homemaker, his father's name is Vinod Gandhi who was a businessman and he also has an elder brother named Nischit Gandhi.[5] His father died on 12 May 2021[citation needed] due to Covid related complications.[6]


From 2008 to 2017, Gandhi appeared in the comedy show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah as Tipendra Jethalal Gada (commonly known as Tappu), son of Jethalal and Daya. He left the show to pursue a career as a film actor, saying that the makers are ignoring his character in the show.[3]

Gandhi also played the role of child lead Suryakant in the 2010 Hindi language film Striker. He made his Gujarati film debut in Pappa Tamne Nahi Samjaay, released on 25 August 2017. It starred Manoj Joshi, Ketki Dave and Johny Lever.[7]

In 2018, he did a Gujarati drama film Baap Kamaal Dikro Dhamaal with Dharmesh Vyas, Ragi Jani and Falguni Mistry. In 2019, he played lead role in Gujarati film Bau Na Vichar which was directed by Hrutul Patel.[8] In the same year, he appeared in &TV show Shaadi Ke Siyape, where he played the role of Nanku.[9]



Year Title Role Language Notes
2010 Striker Young Suryakant Hindi
2017 Fidget Spinner Aniket Short Film
Pappa Tamne Nahi Samjaay Munjal Mehta Gujarati Gujarati Debut[7]
2018 Baap Kamaal Dikro Dhamaal Various Characters [10]
2019 Bau Na Vichar Varun
2021 Tari Sathe TBA [11]
TBA Doctor, Doctor TBA Hindi


Year Title Role Network Notes
2008–2017 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Tipendra "Tapu" Jethalal Gada SAB TV
2010 Comedy Ka Daily Soap Himself Sony Entertainment Television Episodic Role
2019 Shaadi Ke Siyape Nanku &TV
2020 Manan Ni Therapy Himself YouTube Talk Show


Year Award Category Show Result
2010 Indian Telly Awards Most Popular Child Artist (Male) Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Won
2011 Zee Gold Awards Best Child Artist
2013 Zee Gold Awards Best Child Artist
2016 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards Best Child Entertainer


  1. "Taarak Mehta's former Tapu aka Bhavya Gandhi turns a year older; Reem Shaikh and Azhar Shaikh send sweet wishes - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Mom gifts Audi to Bhavya Gandhi". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Bhavya Gandhi aka Tappu on quitting Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: My character was being ignored". The Indian Express. 1 March 2017. Archived from the original on 2 July 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  4. "All is not well between Bhavya (Tapu) and Samay (Gogi) off screen". Daily Bhasker. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  5. "Mom gifts Audi to Bhavya Gandhi - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Pappa Tamne Nahi Samjaay". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  8. "Gujarati film Bau Na Vichaar's shoot begins today - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  9. DelhiFebruary 25, India Today Web Desk New; February 25, 2019UPDATED; Ist, 2019 14:28. "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actor Bhavya Gandhi aka Tapu will be seen in this show". India Today. Retrieved 2 August 2020.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  10. "Baap Kamaal Dikro Dhamaal". Indian Culture. Archived from the original on 29 March 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2018.

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